Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Navarro Declares Victory

Following is the press release from the campaign.

Tuesday, April 22, 2009

Contact: David Moon, Campaign Manager

Nancy Navarro Declares Victory for County Council

SILVER SPRING, MD – Tonight, Nancy Navarro declared victory in her second run for Montgomery County Council, District 4. In two consecutive special elections, Nancy Navarro has thrown her hat into the ring. In 2008, Navarro came roughly 350 votes short of victory, but only a year later pulled off a tough-fought victory by 78 votes, winning most precincts carried previously by the late Councilmember Don Praisner.

Mobilizing an aggressive get-out-the-vote operation from populations traditionally ignored by politicians, Navarro united environmentalists, women, Latinos, Asians, Africans, African Americans, youths, seniors and progressive activists. Despite the unfavorable demography of the special election population, Navarro pulled off a stunning victory in only eight weeks.

Navarro commented, “I am so proud that my broad coalition of supporters has created a powerful new electoral vehicle to stand up for seniors and working families. In these tough times, I am ready to roll up my sleeves and pick up where the Praisner family left off. I can only hope to live up to their high standards of dedication to their constituents.”

Our campaign can confirm a large number of absentee ballot requests were submitted by our supporters. Elections experts consulted by the campaign point out that often a exceedingly small percentage of requested absentee ballots are actually returned. Considering Delegate Kramer lost the vast majority of precincts on Tuesday night, and Board of Elections records show that the distribution of absentee ballot requests was far more even than Tuesday’s turnout rates, Delegate Kramer’s path to victory is insurmountably narrow.